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Sensor can help save 500 million gallons of water and 250,000 gallons of gasoline across 10,000 acres of farmland

Soiltech has expanded the functionality of its soil moisture sensor with temperature, humidity, location and impacts

December 30, 2020
Enabled by AT&T’s nationwide, highly secure LTE-M cellular network, the Soiltech Sensor precisely records and transmits data for soil moisture, temperature, humidity, location and impacts that may create bruising while crops are being grown, transported, and stored.
A Crop Pandemic Would Be as Devastating for Biodiversity and Food Security as COVID-19

A Crop Pandemic Would Be as Devastating for Biodiversity and Food Security as COVID-19

December 29, 2020
Biodiversity loss threatens national security. We need to invest in technologies to preserve our vital food varieties.
Smart Big Bags for seed potatoes keep track of temperature during transport

Smart Big Bags for seed potatoes keep track of temperature during transport

December 29, 2020
With the pilot, 'smart big bags' HZPC uses the internet of things to share knowledge and get a better grip on the delivery process of seed potatoes.
Pandemic impact: Foodservice losses reduce total potato sales in the US

Pandemic impact: Foodservice losses reduce total potato sales in the United States

December 29, 2020
There was a 5% decline in the utilization of potatoes grown in the United States during the July 2019 – June 2020 marketing year (MY20).
Chemical composition of wild potato relative contributes to its resistance to pathogen

Chemical composition of wild potato relative contributes to its resistance to pathogen

December 29, 2020
In a recent study published in the MPMI journal, scientists from CSU revealed that metabolites from S. chacoense contribute to disease resistance by altering the pathogenic behavior of Pectobacterium brasiliense, rather than inhibiting its growth or killing it.
How Colorado Potato Beetles Beat Pesticides

How Colorado Potato Beetles Beat Pesticides

December 29, 2020
Native to the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado potato beetle has now spread to many parts of the world and quickly overcoming almost every pesticide thrown in its way. A new UVM study sheds light on how these insects become resistant so fast.
Burger King is selling a sundae stuffed full of French fries in Singapore

Burger King is selling a sundae stuffed full of French fries in Singapore

December 28, 2020
Burger King described the dessert as 'eccentric, but delicious' with contrasting temperatures, textures, and flavors. It's an ice-cream sundae full of fries.
And, yes, the fries are served hot.
The National Potato Council reviews the impact of the COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills

The National Potato Council reviews the impact of the COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills

December 22, 2020
In the United States, House and Senate just approved COVID Relief and FY21 Funding Bills. The National Potato Council reviews what these bills mean for the US Potato Sector.
Aerial view of the McCrum French Fry plant in Belfast, Maine

Maine French Fry manufacturer McCrum: 'Kiremko and Idaho Steel are our partners.'

December 22, 2020
McCrum: 'This project with Kiremko and Idaho Steel was a big project for our family. Trust with Kiremko and Idaho Steel has grown from day one. Our family considers them as partners now.'
World Potato Congress January 14, 2021 Webinar with Todd Forbush

World Potato Congress January 14, 2021 Webinar with Todd Forbush

December 21, 2020
The World Potato Congress has announced its next webinar for Thursday, January 14, 2021 with Todd Forbush, Engineer with Techmark, Inc.

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